Turn your iPad into a Giant Remote

Discussion in 'iPad' started by AJsAWiz, Mar 19, 2010.

  1. AJsAWiz macrumors 68030

    AJsAWiz

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    I have no use for this but thought I'd post it for anyone who may be interested :p

    "No need to spot clean your spectacles, and no need to brush the cobwebs out of your dome -- you really are seeing yet another IR dongle for Apple's dear iLineup. Hot on the heels of New Potato's FLPR, ThinkFlood's RedEye mini and Power A's solution comes this: an all-too-similar way to convert your iPod touch, iPhone or forthcoming iPad into a universal remote. Functionality wise, there's really nothing here that the other guys don't provide, though the beefed-up database of over 40,000 IR codes should make setting up your system a breeze. Users simply plug this into their dock connector, download the free application from the App Store and then dial up whatever components they have; once loaded, the IR beamer should do the rest, nixing the need to keep those 40 remotes around. It's expected to start shipping any day now for $69.95."

    For more go here:
    http://www.bizjournals.com/sacramento/prnewswire/press_releases/California/2010/03/16/LA71117
     
  2. gwynne macrumors 68000

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    Meh. I've never seen the appeal here, but I'm a fan of the Logitech/Harmony remotes for home entertainment devices. For TV and movie viewing I want a remote with tactile buttons.
     
  3. Seo macrumors regular

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    Well, you can control your computer with the IR beamer, but you still can't control your iPad with an iPhone IR beamer. I wonder how long it takes until an IR receiver is built into a dock...
     
  4. AJsAWiz thread starter macrumors 68030

    AJsAWiz

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    I agree. I have 3 Logitech Harmony remotes and find them invaluable.
     
  5. aerospace macrumors 6502a

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    I saw one the other day the size of a pen cap that went into the headphone jack, way more appealing than this brick


    ...plus you dont have to use it upside down
     
  6. WLS macrumors 65816

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    I think it could come in handy away from home when you want to change the channel of that annoying bar TV. It would be easier to carry the IR adapter than having to have that honkin Harmony remote in your pocket.
     

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